Techniques for interior and exterior basement waterproofing
Here’s why basement waterproofing is important: it prevents problems with your concrete foundation and it prevents problems with your wooden structural beams.
Ponding water can result in sagging floors and mold growth, both of which pose serious safety and health risks for your family. And if water saturates your concrete foundation, it can result in bowing or cracking walls—or worse, water-logged concrete foundation walls can fail altogether
To protect your home and your family, you will need to waterproof your foundation. This is no small task, as it requires a combination of both or either exterior basement waterproofing and waterproofing basement walls from the inside.
At Helitech Waterproofing & Foundation Repair, we specialize in both exterior and interior waterproofing. Plus, we’re the exclusive partner of the the Midwest’s leading basement waterproofing system, Hydraway, who trusts only the best waterproofing companies with installing their product.
Plus, we offer free consultations to homeowners just like you who are looking for a long-term basement waterproofing solution. This gives us a chance to devise a waterproofing plan that will alleviate your home’s water drainage problems. We even offer free estimates for the necessary work.
Give us a call. We’ll let you know exactly what our plan is, and how much it might cost.
Your home’s wet basement can lead to mold, sagging floors and failing basement walls.
Call the basement waterproofing professionals today.
For interior basement waterproofing, we always recommend the Hydraway system, as it gives an escape route to any pooling water in your basement. Hydraway even has a system for relieving hydrostatic pressure against your concrete foundation walls.
Here’s how it works. Our Hydraway system is placed below your basement floor where the floor and the footing meet to catch the water before it ever enters. The water will then flow through the Hydraway 2000, which will drain the pooling water and transport it away from your foundation walls. The Hydraway 300 is designed as a bridge that is placed on the wall and under the floor to capture any water where the wall and floor meet. This relieves hydrostatic pressure and prevents foundation failure.
Once all excess water is captured, it is captured by the Hydraway 3000 below the floor, and drained to the Helitech sump system which pumps the water outside, far away from your home’s foundation.
To learn more about Helitech’s waterproofing techniques, click here.
Exterior basement waterproofing
Effective waterproofing plans begin with preventing foundation leaks in the first place. This means installing yard drainage systems, so water doesn’t gather around your foundation walls. Not only does water weaken your concrete walls, but it can also cause a build-up of hydrostatic pressure—the pressure caused by water buildup behind a foundation wall—which can lead to cracks and basement flooding.
To read more about exterior basement waterproofing, click here.
We’ll give you, the homeowner, a free quote for your basement waterproofing system.
We’ll get back to you with a cost-effective solution.
The Helitech Sales Technician was thorough in his inspection of my foundation. His explanation of the repairs needed was simple and easy to understand. The quote was fast and the job scheduled promptly. Thank you, Helitech!
Kevin G. — 4.6.2016
I contacted Helitech to conduct an inspection of a home I was purchasing. The sales rep., Jon Courtney, was thorough and extremely knowledgeable. He truly seemed to have my best interest at heart and helped me feel confident that property I was purchasing would be free of headaches during the …
Rufus B. — 10.5.2017
St. Louis, MO
I wanted to send huge thanks for the long and hard work that Aaron Bauer & Todd Wells (and too many others who were here less of the time) put in here at my home over the past 2 weeks. They went out of their way to work around my …
Candice R. — 9.14.2017
I wanted to send a note to let you know how much my family and I appreciate the work that your employees did at our home. In this historic flood, the river is currently touching our foundation and, while MANY in our neighborhood (and others we know) have flooded basements, …
Chris M. — 4.30.2017
Previous owners didn’t disclose water issues and put me through a nightmare situation. In the meantime, I was trying to sell another house so I was completely stressed. Helitech came in and solved my basement issue! I can say that after getting 6.5 inches of rain the last three days. …
Karen M. — 7.23.2017
The men that did the work on our foundation stabilization did an awesome job. They communicated very well with us. If something extra needed to be done, they always checked with us before moving forward. There were many days of long, HOT and strenuous work, but they kept on until …
Michael M. — 9.27.2017
The work was done timely and correctly. They did a very good job.
Mike M. — 6.19.2017
St. Louis, MO
Dean H & Corey G were very hard workers. As well as very understanding. I did not have anything to do today so I was outside the entire time they were working. They explained everything they were doing as I continually pestered them with questions. Oh yeah, the work turned …
Jackie M. — 9.26.2017
We were very pleased with the work done by Helitech. The three men were professional, polite, on-time, and kept their work site neat. We haven’t had to use our new waterproofing system yet as it hasn’t rained in weeks but look forward to having a dry basement guaranteed! Dan and …
Steve K. — 4.22.2017
I was very impressed, Jon came out and surveyed the job, got back to me with what process the engineers thought was best for my foundation repair. Everything was explained toughly and in precise detail, so as I knew what to expect. When the crew showed up they went above …
Lynn H. — 4.11.2017
I had an awesome experience all the way from my wonderful salesman Randy who was very professional but explained everything on my level so I could understand it all to the installation and basement repair work. I would highly recommend Helitech for any of my friends needing basement repair work!
Vic M. — 8.1.2017
John from Helitech came out and used a laser level to find where the house had settled. He thoroughly examined the basement to find the problem areas. Cracks in the foundation were repaired by the crew. Very happy with the work and would recommend them to friends.
Our Homeowner Maintenance Checklist will serve as your plan for regular maintenance – particularly as it relates to foundation issues, concrete settlement, and structural repair. It is intended to be used all-year round and will help you ensure your home is healthy and protected through every month and season.
With our installation and product videos, you will be able to better understand our processes and visualize the installation so you can have a higher level of comfort in trust with us to heal your home.